Financial Aid Saturdays hosted by Atlanta Education Fund

Need cash for college? Attend one of several Financial Aid Saturday events for free one-on-one help.

To Register, sign up at a APS High School Career and College Center, call 404-653-5558 or complete an online form available by clicking here.
At a Financial Aid Saturday you get:

Free, one-on-one help for high school seniors and their parents in filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Georgia Student Financial Aid Application (GSFAPPS)
Questions answered by college financial aid experts from Atlanta area colleges & universities
Assistance with scholarship applications
Assistance in filing income tax returns at select event sites to expedite your financial aid filing*
Financial Aid Saturdays are FREE and open to the public. Be sure to spread the word to students and families who may benefit from these services.

2012 Saturdays: Sessions from 9AM-12PM
1/14/12 — Maynard H. Jackson High School
1/21/12 — Henry W. Grady High School
1/28/12 — Benjamin E. Mays High School*
2/4/12 — North Atlanta High School
2/11/12 — Frederick Douglass High School
2/18/12 — Daniel N. Therrell High School Educational Complex*
College Goal Sunday
2/26/12 — The New Schools at Carver*
*Free income tax preparation services provided by the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign VITA Tax Program at select sites to help expedite the college financial aid application process.

Bring the following items for students, parent/guardians if applicable to you:
PIN number for FAFSA application
List of 10 colleges and/or universities the student is interested in attending
Student’s driver’s license number
Alien registration card, if the student is a legal permanent resident
Social Security Numbers
W-2 Forms and other records of money earned in 2011
2011 Federal Income Tax Return
2011 untaxed income records (Example: public assistance)
2011 bank statements
2011 business and mortgage info and other investment records
Don’t have all your documents? Come anyway, we can help!

Here are the FACTS:
Filing for federal and state aid can help you and your family pay for college!
Submission of financial aid forms is the only way for students to become eligible for most scholar-ships, grants, work-study, and other types financial aid.
Most colleges require financial aid forms be completed before they will pay out grants, scholar-ships, work-study, loans, or other types of federal, state, or institutional aid.
According to the College Board, more than $154 billion in financial aid was awarded to undergraduate students in 2010-2011 with most students qualifying for some aid.
The 2011 FAS pilot assisted 80 students in obtaining a total up to a maximum of $440,000 in Pell Grants for their first year of higher education! The maximum Pell Grant was $5,500!
Every year eligible students who think they might not qualify miss out on aid by not applying. Don’t make that mistake! Apply even if you think you’re not eligible.

Financial Aid Saturdays are Hosted by:
Atlanta Education Fund
APS Office of High Schools
K-12 College and Career Readiness

Financial Aid Saturdays are Sponsored By:
Belk Foundation
Walmart Foundation

Financial Aid Saturdays Partners are:
Financial Aid Offices of:
Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Lincoln Technical College
Savannah College of Art & Design- Atlanta
Spelman College

Financial Consulting Organizations:
PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta Campaign for Prosperity

For more details contact:
Melissa Solomon, Managing Director, AEF 404-822-2744
William Teasley, Director of Research Evaluation, AEF 404-539-0373

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